We were 3 for 3 in picking winners of the state finals last week. Congratulations to Springdale Har-Ber (7A), El Dorado (6A), and Monticello (5A) on your championships. We're sure that you are happy to start the '10s with the target on your back.
When the season started, we KNEW that this week was the final weekend of high school football in Arkansas. As the story unfolded, we get one more week (well, one more game). The state finals this week are, of course, our picks for the games of the week. The 4A championship features Shiloh Christian against an excellent Lonoke team. We picked Shiloh when the playoffs were kicking off, and we look for the Saints to bring another trophy to Springdale to go with the hardware from Har-Ber. The 2A finals feature a rematch of Bearden and Junction City. Bearden scraped by Junction City in the regular season, but we are going with the Dragons who are trying to win back-to-back state titles.
The semifinal games in 3A should entertaining if you can't make it to War Memorial. Harding Academy will travel to Fountain Lake while Rivercrest visits Prescott. I think we will see Fountain Lake and Prescott in UCA's Estes Stadium next weekend.
Have a great weekend! Hopefully, football will be part of it.